EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden for employers

EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden makes it easier to recruit in EU.

To take part in TMS Sweden, employers with recruitment needs must first contact a EURES Adviser to receive recruitment mobility services such as:

  • Help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal and other job portals.
  • Help to find competent workforce through matching of suitable candidates from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.
  • Information and advice on what to think about before employing from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.
  • Information about TMS Sweden and its conditions.

Contact information for EURES Advisers from all EU/EEA countries can be found on the EURES portal via this link: Search for EURES Advisers (

If a recruitment cooperation is established with EURES and based on certain conditions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may apply for financial support when offering post-placement support.

Eligible employers

  • Small or medium sized enterprise/organisation with less than 250 employees.
  • Legally registered in an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.
  • Provide post-placement support services for the newly recruited worker(s) to facilitate the integration in the new job, detailed in an integration programme.

Basic conditions for the recruited workers

  • 18 years or older.
  • Citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.
  • Or EU long-term resident in an EU country, Norway, or Iceland (to be eligible, third-country nationals must have lived in the EU country where they apply for an uninterrupted period of five years and fulfill some further requirements, as defined in Directive 2003/109/EC).
  • Looking for work in other country than their country of residence (must be a change of country of residence).
  • Not be moving back to work in country of origin, or country where you have previously, at some point, been resident, i.e., lived/studied/worked, so called return mobility.

Eligible work placements

  • Minimum 6 months employment (3-6 months for traineeships).
  • Working hours must be at least 50 percent of full-time work.
  • Must be advertised as a job vacancy, published and open to several workers to apply for (transparency).
  • Must comply with national labour and social protection laws and ensure fair wages and work conditions, such as collective agreements or minimum wage.
  • Must ensure a salary and a written contract specifying the duration of the employment, working time, rights and obligations, remuneration and social security provisions.
  • Can also be a work-based traineeship.
    (Traineeships under TMS Sweden should comply with the European Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) and be managed by the project partners: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi) or IFOA. Please contact one of them for more information about traineeship opportunities.)

Non-eligible work placements

  • Placements with European institutions and bodies and other international policy, economic, social, and scientific organisations as well as supra-national regulatory bodies and their agencies. Applies also to EEA networks, platforms, lobbies, or other similar organisations when their budget resources depend exclusively or mainly on EU funding.
  • Placements within sales and telemarketing, businesses with high staff turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.
  • Placements with employment in one country and actual work in another country (so called posted worker).
  • Work-based training offers whose completion is a mandatory requirement to access a profession in specific sectors (e.g. medicine, architecture, law, aircraft industry, etc.).
  • Free-lance or self-employed.
  • Internships and apprenticeships.
  • Babysitter, au pair or nanny.

The financial support is a contribution towards the costs for an integration programme which can include:

  • A package of training components to ease newly recruited worker(s) integration in the company. It can be either external or in-company training/coaching.
  • Language training to improve command of host country language.
  • Administrative and settlement support to facilitate integration of newly recruited worker(s) in the new country.

Level of training/learning components can vary from basic to comprehensive depending on whether combined with administrative support and settlement facilitation or not, according to needs and practices of the SMEs.

The financial support is a flat rate per recruited worker varying according to type of integration programme (basic or comprehensive) and depending on the country where the company is located. The financial support varies from EUR 810-2 000 per recruited worker.

EURES TMS Sweden has project-specific upper limits in terms of both funding amount per company and number of recruited workers per company.

Employers receiving TMS funding are committed to the values of fair mobility and transparency. No profit may be generated through the funding of an integration programme.

Please note there is no legal entitlement to funding. Applications can be rejected if the eligibility criteria are not met.

The actual application form must be sent to TMS Sweden well in advance, latest one day before the start of employment. Any supplementary documents may be sent afterwards but should be sent as soon as possible.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Integration programme allowance application Pdf, 787 kB.

For more information and examples of content for an integration programme, see “Template for an integration programme” below.

Template for an integration programme Pdf, 608 kB.

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